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nuke | luke |

As a noun nuke

is nuclear weapon.

As a verb nuke

is to use a nuclear weapon on a target.

As a proper noun Luke is

a given name derived from Latin.

As an adjective luke is

lukewarm.

nuke

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Nuclear weapon.
  • "I can buy nukes on the black market for $40 million each''" - John Travolta in the movie ''Swordfish .
  • Something that negates or destroys, especially on a catastrophic scale.
  • (US, slang) A microwave oven
  • "Just put it in the nuke for two minutes and then eat it. "
  • Nuclear electrical power generation station. http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?nuke
  • Verb

    (nuk)
  • To use a nuclear weapon on a target.
  • First they nuked Hiroshima, then Nagasaki.
  • (colloquial) To cook food or beverages in a microwave oven.
  • I'll nuke some pizza for dinner.
  • (colloquial) To completely destroy.
  • To try to hide his posting history on Usenet, he had his posts nuked from the Google archives.''http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?nuke (see also ''expunge )

    Derived terms

    * nuker

    References

    Anagrams

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    luke

    English

    (wikipedia Luke)

    Alternative forms

    * (rare biblical abbreviation)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 2005 Dallas Hudgens, Drive Like Hell , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743251636, page 94:
  • "Your parents like Cool Hand Luke''''', yes?" "I don't really know. Why?" "Why? Because they name you '''Luke'''." I was worried I might have to explain that my name wasn't all that uncommon, and, anyway, Claudia had named me after the alter ego of Hank Williams, ' Luke the Drifter.
  • (Luke the Evangelist), an early Christian credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • * :
  • Luke , the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
  • (biblical) The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.